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Re: Holy Moly Chick-on Frihole.. That's a LOT of Snow!!!

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avatar Holy Moly Chick-on Frihole.. That's a LOT of Snow!!!
February 26, 2017 08:03AM








Looks like will be hiking in the snow come July 4th



Chick-on is looking at you!
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February 26, 2017 08:23AM
Re: Holy Moly Chick-on Frihole.. That's a LOT of Snow!!!
April 14, 2017 06:44PM
Which trail is this? Stunning views! And also the pictures in your first post, are they taken from the same trail as well?



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 04/16/2017 03:46PM by arthas86.
avatar Re: Holy Moly Chick-on Frihole.. That's a LOT of Snow!!!
February 26, 2017 08:40AM
Re: Holy Moly Chick-on Frihole.. That's a LOT of Snow!!!
February 26, 2017 09:55AM
That third pair of shots looks like it must have come from
Eagle Tower, another place on the "get to" list.

A long list.
Re: Holy Moly Chick-on Frihole.. That's a LOT of Snow!!!
February 26, 2017 10:18AM
WOW- great pictures!
I am happy to see you guys are back in Yosemite!
Re: Holy Moly Chick-on Frihole.. That's a LOT of Snow!!!
February 26, 2017 02:05PM
Yes, true lots or snow. And somehow, we spent three days in Yosemite last weekend (President's Day) and were in nothing but rain. Will need to post some pix of the water flow in HH. Had to turn around well before Wapama Bridge. Totally impassible. Everybody and their dog was at the Crane Flat snow play area and/or Merced Grove parking lots.

I guess it's like having an umbrella prevents rain: we had snowshoes, snowshoe carriers, Katoolahs, poles with snow baskets - and no rain gear other than emergency thin Houdini shells.

I suppose all the rain is therefore my fault...
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February 27, 2017 07:26AM
We got lucky. But don't feel too bad... been hiking in the rain a lot this year... too...
I tried saying no need snow shooz until up switchers at Hetchy... no?

Anyway, have fun... it's all good





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Re: Holy Moly Chick-on Frihole.. That's a LOT of Snow!!!
February 28, 2017 06:06PM
Yup, you did say so, and you were right, and I expected you would be right. smiling smiley

We had the 'shoes for Crane Flat trails - which we didn't do because of rain/crowds. The Wapama walk was supposed to be a consolation prize. It was beautiful, lots of water - just wished we could have walked a bit further.
Re: Holy Moly Chick-on Frihole.. That's a LOT of Snow!!!
February 26, 2017 05:28PM
Dang that is a lot of snow! I recall the Dewey trail having lots more snow than last year.

Also Utah is getting hit by a lot snow too!
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February 27, 2017 07:24AM
Purty!



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February 27, 2017 07:44AM
Cool. As usual, I'm envious. (Is "erratics envy" a term Freud coined?)

What's your guess on what conditions there will be like in late June? Will be in Yosemite for a few days with a 14-year-old daughter and was thinking of doing an overnight from BOFR to El Capitan and then down the Yosemite Falls trail, but it looks like this year, even in late June (a) parts of the north rim will be wet/boggy/buggy and (b) there may be some stream crossings (Wildcat, Tamarack, Cascade, Ribbon) that in normal years wouldn't be an issue at that time but might be tricky this year.
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February 27, 2017 10:55AM
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That's a cool photo! I'd like to climb down in there for some unknown reason.
Re: Holy Moly Chick-on Frihole.. That's a LOT of Snow!!!
February 27, 2017 11:17AM
Same...seems like a trap....but it looks so cool!
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February 27, 2017 11:39AM
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Kind of looks like a giant chocolate truffle being rolled in sugar (and Mrs. JK Walking standing by, ready to eat it). Great photos , that's a whole lotta snow!
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April 13, 2017 07:17AM
From Monday:



So, yeah, if you are a backpacker... get ready to hike in snow... for a long time!



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Re: Holy Moly Chick-on Frihole.. That's a LOT of Snow!!!
April 15, 2017 05:04AM
Wow ! That IS a lot of snow. Thanks for posting.
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